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#766 Steve220

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Posted 21 July 2019 - 11:34 AM

Cool.
 
Are you using the car normally in this period, or only runngon it in? Did you do it all in one go or over a few days...?
 
Also what the situation with running it in and the MOT/Insurance? Obvisouly my car has neither at the mo...
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I only take the car out to run it in, but thats my preference. I do 50 miles at a time as it gets boring after a while :lol: I usually try and do as many miles as possible in one go.

 

Your car will most likely pass an MOT whilst the car is in the early stages of running in. I went to the MOT station the long way ;)



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 01:46 PM

Quite a big update! After getting the engine together and beginning the run in, i found that boost was sporadic. I began to fault find but unfortunately it mean taking the head off again :mmkay: I lapped in all valves, checked tolerances, got the manifolds skimmed and took the turbo back to where it was reconditioned for them to check it out. Incase the actuator was tired, i bought a Forge Motorsport item. I did find an air leak in the spacer plate, you can just see where the fuel has soaked it.

 

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Then getting it ready for Gaydon Mini/Metro show, i snapped a stud O_O

 

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Managed to get there just fine in the end whilst still running the engine in :lol: the boost control is a lot better, however it still wasn't right

 

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Then my starter motor packed up :mmkay:  Got a new one installed as soon as the doors opened at Old Skool Mini's on monday :lol:

 

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Dropped the oil and replaced with Miller CTV and a new filter, then off to EFI Parts for mapping! I told Chris about the boosting issues and he felt the old map may not be helping if the timing isn't quite right. Car was given the once over, a discussion about mods, fuel being used etc and I let him crack on! Chris used det cans this time after i told him about my previous experience. Lucky he did as it was pinking its nuts off when it coming into boost.

 

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A very healthy 130bhp 150lbft at 12psi :shades: happy with that! However it did develop a misfire around peak torque. We changed the leads and the plugs and it still did it, so thinking either a lean event in one of the cylinders or the coil pack is breaking up.

 

Onto IMM prep! Car was covered in greasy hand prints, so did the usual spruce up and got my stickers on

 

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Then onto IMM! I drove down through Wales with some of the vlogging lads as one of them had come over from America and wanted to see the roads.

 

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Car drove faultlessly! Although plastered in mud by the end of it  :lol: Was a great weekend despite the weather! Home and a full wheel/bumper/arches off clean to prepare for Mini in the Park!

 

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Thanks to all that came and said hi, really good to catch up and put faces to names!



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 02:03 PM

Every time I see Felix I think you have the stance spot on.  Great photos.  :mrcool:



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 02:20 PM

Every time I see Felix I think you have the stance spot on.  Great photos.  :mrcool:

 

Thanks Ben! Really appreciated mate.



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Posted 13 August 2019 - 06:01 PM

Every time I see Felix I think you have the stance spot on. Great photos. :mrcool:


Agreed. Love this car.

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Posted 17 August 2019 - 03:21 PM

Every time I see Felix I think you have the stance spot on. Great photos. :mrcool:

Agreed. Love this car.

Thanks chap!

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 07:56 PM

Mini in the Park today! Ive not been to the ones at Santa Pod, so can't really say whether it compared, however i enjoyed the day despite it being very heavily Bini oriented. Good to catch up with a few people from the forum too! Topped off I somehow won the Modified Classic Mini show and shine!

 

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Posted 18 August 2019 - 09:48 PM

Nice one mate, as I’ve said before it’s a stunning car.
It’s a shame the Binis are taking over MITP, I remember the years it was at Cornbury Park in Oxfordshire 100’s of Minis pretty much as far as you could see.

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Posted 19 August 2019 - 09:23 AM

Well deserved!  Felix is an awesome example of an MPI.  It has certainly acted as inspiration for my project.  :genius:



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Posted 20 August 2019 - 05:52 AM

Hi Steve, it was great to meet you at MITP the car looks superb. Great work and I hope you get it running 100%. Cheers, Jon.

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Posted 20 August 2019 - 10:14 AM

Hi Steve, it was great to meet you at MITP the car looks superb. Great work and I hope you get it running 100%. Cheers, Jon.

 

And you, Jon!

After speaking to Gav (turbo charged mini van) I've got a new plan for over the winter. He's using a staged injection system on his MPi turbo. One injector on the bend before the manifold that faces directly down the airflow towards the engine, that is primary, then an injector directly before the inlet manifold as a secondary. The ecu is set up to stage the second injector to flow once the MAP sees 8psi (primary injector is roughly at 70%-80% duty at this point depending on RPM) and transition is seamless! Fuel distribution is great and he's making around 140bhp on a stock MPi block and head at 10.1:1 CR with zero det! Think of what it could make on a modern turbo with a lower CR! I got the old fag packet out and came up with some drawings last night. Once I've worked out what parts I need, and which ECU can facilitate it (looking like Haltech Elite 1000 at the moment) then V2.0 of the inlet begins!


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